By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 9 April 2017:
The House of Representatives (HoR) has again called on the UN to lift its arms embargo on Libya so that the Libyan National Army can prevent terrorist attacks being carried out in the country similar to those in Egypt today. The international community was failing Libya by continuing its arms prohibition the HoR insisted. .
The statement accompanied an HoR message condeming today’s terror attacks on two churches in Egypt.
The suicide bombings on two Coptic churches in Alexandria and Tanta in which at least 44 people were killed have been claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS).
For its part, the Presidency Council deplored what it called a “heinous crime”, describing the terrorists as “savage monsters” who “know nothing but destruction and devastation”. Such people did not distinguish between religions and people it added.
Via social media, UN envoy Martin Kobler stated he was “shocked and dismayed” by the attacks and said his thoughts were with those affected. British Ambassador Peter Millett retweeted the condemnation issued by his counterpart in Egypt.
From Beida, the interim government’s foreign ministry said that “these innocent souls, who today ascended to the kingdom of heaven in the performance of their religious rites, were killed by a terrorist act contrary to values, morality and religion”.